The annual general meetings for Riverland winegrowers and winemakers will take place at the Berri Hotel on Monday, October 20 at 3pm. That might seem to be a long way off but now is the time to think about whether you want to become involved to help influence future directions and decision making. With the five year Strategic Plan about to be launched and the industry challenged as never before, this is your opportunity to nominate to join the leadership team.
Any active Riverland winegrape grower who has delivered winegrapes within the previous 12 months and contributes to the Riverland Wine Industry Fund and has not claimed a refund of that contribution, is eligible to be nominated. Nominations must be lodged with the association by 5pm, Friday, September 12. These must be signed by the proposer and two seconders, each of who shall also be members as well as by the nominee to signify his or her willingness to stand for election.
The RWGA has eight grower representatives, four of whom will stand down at this year’s AGM at the expiry of their terms. Terms are for two years. These existing members may renominate, but others are urged to become involved. If the association receives more than four nominations for the vacancies, a ballot for election of members must be conducted by a postal vote that will be forwarded to all ordinary members.
If you are interested, but would like more information please contact Chris Byrne at Riverland Wine 8584 6399 or send an email